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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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MelbourneBran Nue Dae

Bran Nue Dae
Chi: Bran Nue Dae
Andrew Ross; Opera Australia; Mark Thompson

MelbourneRembrandt's Wife

© Jake Terrey
Ford: Rembrandt's Wife
Warwick Stengårds; Tabatha McFadyen; Opera Australia; Mark Thompson; Richard Anderson; Taryn Fiebig

MelbourneLucrezia Borgia in Concert

Lucrezia Borgia in Concert
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Carlo Montanaro; Opera Australia; Jessica Pratt; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Giuseppe Gipali; Virgilio Marino

MelbourneFiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)

Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Joel Grey; Opera Australia; Beowulf Boritt; Ann Hould-Ward

MelbourneLegends

Dvořák, Brahms, Shostakovich
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru; Gil Shaham

MelbourneBrahms: A German Requiem

Beethoven, Brahms
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Camilla Tilling; Samuel Hasselhorn; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
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Young cast, old production: Opera Australia’s Rigoletto is on song

Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Rigoletto) and Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua) © Jeff Busby
A much-loved 1991 production evoking Fellini’s post-war glamour and grime is revived with three talented young principals, including Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role.
****1
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A compelling Parsifal from Victorian Opera in Melbourne

Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal) and Peter Rose (Gurnemanz) © Jeff Busby

The Australian Youth Orchestra was full of poise and maturity and all the singing was impressive in Roger Hodgman's production.

*****
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Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Vivica Genaux enjoys huge success in a Melbourne concert of Baroque delights, the first venture of Sydney's Pinchgut Opera Company outside its home turf.
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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TAB’s Spartacus' All is fair in love, and gladiator gore

Kevin Jackson and Jake Mangakahia in TAB's Spartacus © Jeff Busby
The Australian Ballet’s adaptation of the historic Ancient Roman story fuses violence, seduction, and the anguish of separation. It delivers a mesmerising display of masculinity, through widly explosive battle scenes.
*****
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